The killing of an unarmed man in Gardena, California, and the weak rationale for suppressing dashboard-cam footage of the encounter
A legislator compares manufacturing devices with strong, end-to-end encryption to dumping toxic waste in a stream.
If it were possible, would proponents of “backdoor” access to encrypted communication also favor equivalent access to the private thoughts in our brains?
His early support in the GOP reflects an inability to distinguish between plausible champions and charlatans.
An Iowa school district is among the first in the nation to outfit its principals with the devices.
Why civil marriage should not encompass group unions
Farah Pandith cites Jane Goodall as a figure who helped her learn the value of different perspectives.
Search-engine architects must decide when their creations should act as a kind of expert and when they should neutrally direct people to what they are seeking.
The mathematician John Allen Paulos marvels at his field’s counterintuitive proofs. Yet his earliest intellectual thrill was the discovery that numeracy could empower even a child.
The artist Bradley McCallum sought to visually capture the gravitas associated with bringing bad actors to justice while acknowledging that individuals on trial were presumed innocent.
That’s the argument of Dr. Pamela Cantor, who believes there are tools we’re failing to give students that would help them overcome the stress that’s holding them back.
Advocate Jim Steyer remembers what first sparked his desire to create an advocacy group for young people.
The retired general and former CIA director holds forth on the Middle East.
Shaka Senghor, who spent 19 years in prison for second-degree murder, reflects on what he regards as the basic illogic of how U.S. prisons treat inmates.
The ex-commissioner, who blames minority communities for tension between police and civilians, also wants cops to try out body cameras.
Two writers with experience teaching at elite colleges perceive an epidemic of conditional love that is damaging the ability of students to lead happy lives.
Top universities claim to benefit everyone, but the value of the degrees they confer is inextricably tied to exclusivity, he argues.
One of the president's closest advisors defends him against the charge that he has held back when addressing the subject.
The journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley marvels at how well people of different faiths get along in this country.
A Marxist take on art that can inform every field of human study.